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San Francisco Giants

Zoo Names Good Luck

Monkey After ...

10/31/2012 1:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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San Francisco Giants
fans got their wish ... the "good luck" monkey -- whose birth coincided with a string of Giants victories -- WILL be named after one of the World Series winning players, and TMZ has learned who gets the honor.

A rep for the SF Zoo tells TMZ, the red-haired Francois' langur monkey will forever be named Romo -- after Giants' closing pitcher Sergio Romo ... who struck out Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera to clinch the WS Sunday night.

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Romo (the monkey) rose to fame during the NLCS -- when the Giants went on a 3-game winning streak right after its birth.

Fans claimed Romo's miraculous birth was responsible for the Giants' wins -- and demanded the zoo name the "Lucky Langur" after a current Giants player.

The zoo's rep says they settled on the name because the monkey shares Sergio's "playful spirit."

Fun fact: Romo (the monkey) is actually female.

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Majestik    

I'm sure the Giants players are thrilled to know that the fans give a monkey credit for all their hard work in securing their World Series Win. We all know that if that monkey was never born the Tigers would have won (coughcough).

688 days ago
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kerrplunk    

Champs! Oops chimps..... Go Giants!

688 days ago
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3Storms    

Looks more like Michelle Obama than Romo
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Sorry but it's true.

688 days ago
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KnuckleDragger    

"Fun fact: Sergio (the monkey) is actually female."


That's soooo San Francisco...

688 days ago
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how lame    

So much cuter than human babies. Awww

688 days ago
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smorbie    

What a BEAUTIFUL baby.

688 days ago
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OH NO!    

Poor Monkey.

688 days ago
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Dan Frederiksen    

It's obviously Conan O'Brien

688 days ago
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dierdre    

HEY LOOK MA>>>>>>>>>>IT'S ONE OF THE KARDASHIAN'S>>>>>>>>>>>>>>WOW WHICH SISTER IS THIS???????????????

688 days ago
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Cool Breeze    

Thats a good picture of that pig snooki's little animal lorenzo.

688 days ago
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TheEric    

Sports fans are idiots

688 days ago
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meghandaniels    

Diana replied I am alarmed that someone can make $7616 in a few weeks on the internet. have you seen this web page..http://uuurl.net/3xqng

688 days ago
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Northerner    

its about time we finally see some Obama baby pictures!

688 days ago
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ryan    

In related news... After throwing its own ****, the monkey is also said to be named after Tony Romo...who throws so ****ty

*Update* The **** was intercepted

687 days ago
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